Tourists or lumber; beginning a day with steam locomotives is the same. Cass was a great place to be early morning with the sounds of active steam echoing off the hills.
Foreign power is rare on CN east of Toronto, the exception being the daily train to Selkirk from Joffre Yard in Quebec. Here a CN SD40-2W has HLGX 6827 (C30-7) and CSX 8662 (SD50) in the consist w... (more)
A CN SD75i leads a pair of older SD50's on a westbound. Photo taken from the Norman St overpass,east of Dorval, a popular spot for railfans.
CP and SOO SD40-2's are still common power on all types of freight between Montreal and Chicago. While GE's rule the rockies on CP, the east is still home to these well worn workhorses.
Under a dramatic sky, CP 5581 leads two other SD40-2's westbound. CP's hoards of SD40's are really showing their age.
Burbling along at 10 mph, RS18u 1842 heads for Hawksbury with steel loads. The three-unit MLW consist presents a nice break from CN and CP modern power.
A shortline in Vermont in the fall offers a leisurely chase through nice scenery as this photo attests. Southbound near Failee,Vt.
HLCX 3612 meanders beside the Connecticut River on its way south to White River Jct., Vermont. The northbound counterpart is heading for Newport after switching crews in St Johnsbury.
The Washington County RR (under Vermont Ry control) is the designated operator for the former Guiford Conn river line. Here the southbound is south of Bradford on its way to White River Jct.
The American Orient Express pays a visit to Vermont's capital. AMazing that the two big GE's were allowed on this light rail! The train will back out to the NEC interchange to continue its journey... (more)
An all Alco meet on a working railroad in 2004 is rare. Here local switcher 2457 meets the the daily freight headed by Ex CP M630 3643.
An Alco meeting a steam locomotive in 2004 is heaven to a veteran railfan like myself. The Steamtown Mall is the best place to stand while in Scranton.
Ex CPR 2317 heads the shuttle back to the station to pick up another tour for the roundhouse museum. The damp weather provides an even better atmosphere for an active steam locomotive.
A timeless photo of a great locomotive;Steamtown keeps history alive in this view from the Steamtown Mall walkway.
A westbound coal train with an ex CR 8-40CW near Marysville,Pa.